Daily Archive: October 8, 2013

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People

Lauryn Hill released from Conn. prison

RELEASED—An April 22, file photo shows singer Lauryn Hill walking from federal court in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file) DANBURY, Conn. (AP)—Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill was released from federal prison last Friday and will spend three months under home confinement under terms of her guilty plea to failing to pay taxes.

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Entertainment

Dee Dee Bridgewater on a ‘demanding role’

This image released by Cromarty and Co. shows Dee Dee Bridgewater performing in the off-Broadway musical play, “Lady Day,” about legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. (AP Photo/Cromarty and Co., Carol Rosegg) by Charles GansAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Dee Dee Bridgewater might have been a Broadway star were she not so successful as a jazz singer. She won a Tony Award in her Broadway debut as Glinda the Good Witch in “The Wiz.” But she later rededicated herself to her jazz career, touring the world, winning three Grammys Awards and hosting NPR’s nationally syndicated “Jazz Set.”

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People

Witnesses say Bengals “Pacman” Jones punched woman

Adam Jones, left, cornerback for the NFL football Cincinnati Bengals, talks with attorney Chad Ziepfel during his assault trial, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) by Lisa CornwellAssociated Press Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones punched a woman after she poured beer on him when he insulted her and her friends, witnesses and a prosecutor said Monday at his trial on an assault charge.

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Opinion

When it comes to health, place matters

by Brian Smedley WASHINGTON-The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is an achievement Americans can be proud of. Making sure that all our brothers and sisters, children and grandchildren, have proper health insurance makes us a stronger, more prosperous nation. Amid this important change, however, we cannot ignore the work that remains to be done, especially in communities of color. Insurance cards are not enough.

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Business

Twitter tunes in to TV partnerships ahead of IPO

This combination of Associated Press File photos shows six prominent figures on Twitter. From top left,Oprah Winfrey, the Dalai Lama, the Bronx Zoo’s once missing Egyptian Cobra, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.. President Barack Obama, and Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/File) by Barbara OrtutayAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — People don’t just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales —and advertisers and networks are taking note.